Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Enyimba close to midfield signings

Six-time Nigerian champions, Enyimba are closing in on bolstering their playing personnel with two midfielders.

The players expected to travel to Aba on Friday to join the People's Elephant are Abdulrazak Aliyu and Benjamin Ishaya.

Enyimba head coach, Salisu Yusuf is said to be keen on bringing in both players to shore up the team's midfield.

Aliyu and Ishaya played under Yusuf during his tenure as head coach at the Nigeria National League (NNL) side, FC Taraba last term.

At the moment, the players are free agents.

"Enyimba should sign two more players this weekend or as early as next week. The two players are Abdulrazak Aliyu and Benjamin Ishaya, who last played for FC Taraba. Coach Salisu really wants them.

"Already Enyimba have sent them money (as transport fare) to make the trip from their base in Kaduna to Aba. They are expected to be in Aba by Saturday by God's grace," an Enyimba source informed supersport.com on Friday.

The two-time African champions have been strengthening their playing and coaching personnel after failing to win a trophy in two years.

Enyimba last won a trophy in 2010 when they emerged Nigeria Premier League (NPL) champions.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The big match myth
One of the things that make football the popular sport it is, is the simplicity. The team with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Moaning Mourinho blasts ref, but not his team
There is an old saying (cliché) that says, “A tradesman always blames his tools.”

Sunday Oliseh
No more underdogs In African football
As I sat there at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium and watched Sierra Leone mastermind a 0-0 draw...

Segun Odegbami
The baptism of Nigeria’s new coach
Last Saturday we saw glimpses of a new Super Eagles team. It was not such a pleasant sight.

Neil Tovey
Rakhale – kasi star on the rise
Thabo Rakhale has come on in leaps and bounds as a player since he debuted for Sivutsa Stars during...

Emeka Enyadike
All eyes on Coutinho
Phillippe Coutinho produced one of the standout moments of the opening week of the Premier League.